Tuesday, 10 April 2018

New publication \ “Dirty Peace?” The Political Economy of Peacebuilding

On 19 October 2017, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) hosted its annual international conference entitled “‘Dirty Peace?’ The Political Economy of Peacebuilding” in Bonn. BICC Knowledge Note 1\2018, edited by Elvan Isikozlu and Susanne Heinke documents the conference proceedings. » more

Monday, 09 April 2018

Expert workshop \ Is stabilization a panacea for violent conflicts?

On 9 April 2018, BICC brought together academics and practitioners from DCAF, Geneva Call, IOM, MINUSMA, Swisspeace and OHCHR at the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva to discuss their understanding of stabilization. » more

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Commentary \ Hello #WaterWars, Bye Bye #DayZero

Larry Swatuk, Associate Researcher at BICC, comments on ongoing popular debates like #WaterWars, #DayZero. He argues for avoiding alarmism and hyperbole as tools of motivation for human action. Instead, Swatuk reflects on the challenge to ensure adequate amounts and qualities of water for the world’s poor. » more

Documentary on regional approaches to stockpile security \ Keep The Safety on

BICC’s documentary about physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) in East and West Africa is now available in English, French, Arabic, and German on BICC’s YouTube channel. » more

New publication \ War in Syria: UN peacekeeping mission and deal with Russia are imperative

In BICC's recent Policy Brief, Esther Meininghaus analyses key trends in the Syrian war and stresses the imperative of a UN peace mission as part of a Grand Bargain with Russia. » more